A Triple Crown Night — The 2nd Annual “Stand by Me” Special CHEERS Benefit


Dinner, Auction and Live Concert Benefit

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 6:30-10 PM
Sam Houston Race Track Jockey Club

The 2nd Annual Stand by Me benefit for Special CHEERS is Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 6:30-10pm. It will be held in the Jockey Club at the Sam Houston Race Park. "A Triple Crown Night" features simulcast horse racing for wage betting, a silent and live auction, Special CHEERS Campers' Art Gallery and live entertainment by Bret Glover. The hosts for the evening are Greg Groogan and Reuben Dominguez both from FOX26.

Please come and help support our therapy horses that change the lives of children and young adults with disabilities.    

Couples and individual tickets are available at Special CHEERS. You may also purchase a ticket online at Eventbrite.


  • $125 Individual ticket includes valet parking, dinner and a souvenir gift.
  • $200 Couples ticket  includes valet parking, open seating and dinner for two and a souvenir gift.


Sponsorships for "A Triple Crown Night" are still available at the following levels:

Winner’s Circle (Title Sponsor) - $12,000: The Winner’s Circle sponsor will receive recognition through the Special CHEERS website and Facebook. Your logo will be on all printed materials and displayed in honor at Special CHEERS. Title sponsor package includes valet parking and private entrance for twelve patrons to be escorted to a private balcony for seating. Guests will enjoy an exclusive buffet dinner with personal wait staff. Masters of Ceremonies will acknowledge your company through out dinner.

Belmont Stakes (Gold Sponsor) - $5,000: Belmont Stakes sponsor will receive valet parking, reserved table and dinner for eight patrons. You will receive recognition on the our website and Facebook, and company logo will be on all printed materials.

Preakness (Silver Sponsor) - $2,500: Preakness sponsor package includes valet parking, reserved table and dinner for six patrons. You will receive recognition on our website and Facebook, and company logo will be on all printed materials.

Kentucky Derby (Bronze Sponsor- $1,500: Kentucky Derby sponsor will receive valet parking, reserved table and dinner for four patrons. You will receive recognition on our website and Facebook, and company logo on all printed materials.

Business/Family Sponsor - $500: The business or family sponsorship includes valet parking and reserved dinner for two patrons, recognition on the Special CHEERS website, Facebook and gift.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities please contact us today:

The 2nd Annual Stand by Me — A Triple Crown Night will help Special CHEERS with the following goals:

  • Renovate the gym room by replacing floors and the roof
  • Expand the summer camp room and raise the building to allow for wheelchair ramp extension
  • Build stall for horses to receive equine rehabilitation with Theraplates to increase circulation and stimulation of muscles
  • General improvements and replace rotted wood along fence line for added security to horses and facility


Our first Stand by Me event helped us accomplish the following in 2014:

  • Improved our security system to protect the animals and our facility
  • Added security cameras and motion sensor lights
  • Branded and microchipped all the horses
  • Stained the cabin and painted the deck and handicap ramp to preserve the structures
  • Bought the fencing for the new metal arena to replace the old original wooden structure
  • Repaired the roof on the smaller, secondary horse barn
  • Installed new hygienic floors in the horse stalls in both barns
  • Purchased a horse trailer, a sawdust trailer, and a truck to haul the goose neck trailers
  • Purchased a new and updated Metronome for therapy room
  • Purchased tools for our horticulture program
  • Purchased tools for volunteers to clear the horse trails
  • Built three bins to house the sawdust, crushed granite and sand
  • Purchased a new therapy saddle for the children experiencing skin breakdown

Event Committee

Karla Burman

Lisa Greak

Lori Hansard

Deana Joseph

Meher Rustomji

Lori Spangenberg